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Looking at 10 Stanley Cup contenders; Flyers sign Hal Gill; AHL adopts hybrid icing (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• He'll be here all week. Try the veal!

• USA Hockey will announces its soon-to-be gold medal winning men's Olympic team during the Jan. 1 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. [USA Hockey]

• The Yahoo fantasy hockey app updates are out for iOS and Android.

• Nick Cotsonika looks at the top 10 Stanley Cup contenders. [Yahoo]

• With the NHL season kicking off tonight, here are 30 storylines you'll be sick of very soon. [Sporting News]

• So, Max Domi goes back to London and promptly throws a flying forearm into an opponent's head. [Buzzing the Net]

• With a desire for players going back and forth to have just one rule, the AHL has also adopted hybrid icing. [AHL]

• After spending training camp in Philadelphia on a PTO, Hal Gill signs a one-year deal with the Flyers. [Flyers]

• Good read on Adam Oates and his attention to detail when it comes to hockey sticks. [Washington Post]

• Red Wings employee and Fox Sports 1 hockey analyst Chris Chelios picks the Red Wings to win Stanley Cup. [Awful Announcing]

• Making sense of the Penguins' roster moves yesterday and why sending Beau Bennett to the ECHL was just procedural. [Colligan]

• Geoff Courtnall talks about dealing with post-concussion symptoms years after he retired. [Province]

Alex Ovechkin was on NPR this morning and despite it being requested not to bring up the Russian anti-gay law controversy, the host asked anyway. “To be honest with you, man, it’s just a situation when people have rights and I’m just hockey player. I just support everybody and everybody have own mind.” [Post]

• This week marks the beginning of Teemu Selanne's farewell tour. Sean McIndoe has a few suggestions for a tour slogan: "Phoenix, January 11 Come say good-bye to the franchise record-holder for goals in a season, kind of, we think. Look, it’s complicated; we’ll let Shane Doan explain." [Grantland]

• Nine Lightning-related things to keep an eye on early in the season. [Sunbelt Hockey]

• A Q&A with Matt Duchene: "I work with a sports psychologist quite a bit and I think every body should have one. It doesn’t matter how mentally strong you think you are, everyone can benefit." [Mile High Sports]

• Chris Kreider will start the season in the AHL. Here's why he's not a bust for the Rangers. [Blueshirt Banter]

• How are changes atop the AEG empire affecting the LA Kings? [Frozen Royalty]

• Finally, even "How I Met Your Mother" gets in on the Maple Leafs/Stanley Cup drought jokes:

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